St Illtud's Galilee Chapel, St Illtud's Church, Llantwit Major

Britain’s Earliest Centre of Learning

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Founded in 500 AD by the Welsh monk Illtud, this beautiful location is believed to be Britain’s earliest centre of learning. A monastic school of over one thousand pupils—including, it is said, St David of Wales and St Patrick of Ireland.

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St Illtud’s Church

The Celtic Crosses

The Galilee Chapel

Saint Illtud